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Diagnosed with migraines (aura). Runs in family. MRI w/contrast normal, optic nerves normal, and EEG normal. Why migraines onset at 25 If genetic?

Diagnosed with migraines (aura). Runs in family. MRI w/contrast normal, optic nerves normal, and EEG normal. Why migraines onset at 25 If genetic?

Propensityis genetic: In many medical conditions, we know that it is possible to inherit an increased risk of developing the condition. Migraine is one such condition. You may never develop it if you are at increased familial risk, or you may develop it at any time. The treatment is the same. ...Read more

Dr. Scott McLean
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Genetic Testing (Definition)

Prenatal testing for genetic problems may be done before or after conception. Testing for spina bifida or Down syndrome is done after a pregnancy is established. Besides the couples listed above, counseling and diagnosis are also recommended for mothers over the age of 35, and those who have received abnormal screening test results, such as alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). For more information about the alpha-fetoprotein test, and when and why you might have it, see alpha-fetoprotein. For those who may be at risk, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis are used to help ...Read more


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How much tome to take EEG testing (electroencephalogram)?

How much tome to take EEG testing (electroencephalogram)?

20-40 minutes: Putting the electrodes in place initially takes 20-30 minutes, and then the test proper takes 20-40 minutes after that. Sometimes people will get an "ambulatory eeg, " in which the study goes on for days at a time, but these are much less common. ...Read more

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What doctor inteprets a EEG (electroencephalogram)?

Neurologist: Diagnostic eegs are read by neurologists. Neurosurgeons are trained to read eegs as they relate to lesions to be removed during epilepsy surgery. ...Read more

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Can an EEG (electroencephalogram) detect brain tumors?

Can an EEG (electroencephalogram) detect brain tumors?

No: Eeg can show presence of seizure brain wave activity.These seizure brain activity can be caused by different conditions such as metabolic abnormality, lack of blood supply to brain cells, medication, epilepsy, brain tumor related, etc. It analyzes the brain "function" not the anatomy thus it can't detect brain tumor specifically. Mri needs to be done to detect brain tumors. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What is an electroencephalogram (eeg)?

Tests brain activity: A noninvasive, painless exam where electrodes are placed on scalp and electrical activity is recorded via computer. Patient usually sits in a chair, or lays on a stretcher. Indications include seizures and other causes of brain dysfunction. May be used to both diagnose and monitor a seizure disorder. ...Read more

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Can an EEG show that there is a vestibular dysfunction or is the diagnosis obtained from other more reliable testing?

ENG or VNG: Ear nose and throat doctors, neurologists, and audiologists can do an ENG or VNG for this. An EEG or brain wave test may help but is usually normal. ...Read more

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Grand mal seizure i had one 3/31. Am going through neuro. Testing now: mri, ct, 2 decho, eeg, etc. I now have short-term memory loss & have trouble completing my sentennces. I knlow the word, but can't get it from brain to mouth, & can't remember a

Grand mal seizure i had one 3/31.  Am going through neuro. Testing now:  mri, ct, 2 decho, eeg, etc.  I now have short-term memory loss & have trouble completing my sentennces.  I knlow the word, but can't get it from brain to mouth,  & can't remember  a

Encephalopathy: Our brains change with age. Many factors will contribute to the risk for seizures and memory and speech problems. Your doctors will need to evaluate you thoroughly for metabolic problems, blood pressure problems, risk of stroke, risk of cancer, risk of neuro-degenerative disease, etc. I am sure they will provide the necessary and appropriate treatment to help you stay functional and content. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Eeg (Definition)

An electroencephaolgram (eeg) is a test that uses wires on the scalp to measure electrical activity produced by the brain. It is used to assess cerebral activity, and can be very helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures as well ...Read more